Open Field
2014 Midseason Report: Peter King Crystal-Balls the Second Half and the Playoffs
Business of Football
An Inevitable Conversation
An Inevitable Conversation
Ray Rice will get his day in court next week. If his indefinite suspension is lifted, the former All-Pro running back will be free to sign with any team. Would one do it? Here's a hypothetical look at how a coach and GM would make this decision
By Andrew Brandt
Going Long
Joe Greene, and the Three Who Aren’t There
Joe Greene, and the Three Who Aren’t There
As Greene’s iconic 75 becomes just the second number retired by the Steelers, here’s a look back at what became of the fabled front four that anchored the Steel Curtain defense of the 1970s—a quartet as dominant as any in history, and as distinctive as their nicknames: Mean Joe, Mad Dog, Hollywood Bags and Fats
Game Plan
The Race to Seven
The Race to Seven
Sixes are wild Sunday, with the NFL's four six-win teams playing each other—one game in each conference. Let's dive into Broncos-Patriots and Cardinals-Cowboys, plus examine the Week 9 spotlight player and 10 more things to watch
By Peter King
The Friday Interview
‘I Am Going to be Here for a Long Time’
‘I Am Going to be Here for a Long Time’
Andy Dalton on his contract extention, the art of the quarterback sneak, searching for his first playoff win (and second and third), and the biggest difference now that Hue Jackson is the Bengals’ offensive coordinator
By Jenny Vrentas
One on One With
‘I’m Not a Wide Receiver. I’m a Football Player’
Broncos wideout Emmanuel Sanders on getting to play with Peyton Manning and why he could jump to the other side and play cornerback if called upon
By Peter King
Behind the Face Mask
A Visit to the Hawks’ Nest
A Visit to the Hawks’ Nest
On his bye week, Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk went home to Ohio to spend time with his family. He also went heavy on the squat rack in his basement, interviewed a retired Navy SEAL, carved pumpkins for Halloween and took a long, hard look at Green Bay’s 32nd-ranked run defense
Window Into the Weekend
Week 9: Two Great Rivalries Renewed
Sunday includes two of November's best games: Peyton Manning and Tom Brady have never been hotter going into a head-to-head meeting, plus, a key AFC North battle
By Peter King
Open Field
Spoiler Alert!
Spoiler Alert!
Half a season. That's all The MMQB's resident psychic needs to know (well, guess) what's coming up in 2014's second half and the playoffs
By Greg A. Bedard
Podcast
The MMQB Podcast with Andy Benoit – Week 9
The MMQB Podcast with Andy Benoit – Week 9
Andy previews the Week 9 action, responds to gripes about his midseason All-Pro team and chats with Raiders rookie Khalil Mack
By Andy Benoit
The Conscience
On A Run and Loving It
On A Run and Loving It
As the NFL skews more and more toward fantasy-fueled aerial madness, the offenses that stay grounded are the ones piling up the wins. Just look at Dallas
By Don Banks